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Like all our Student Opinion questions, each links to a related Times article that is free to read if you access it from our site.• A lesson plan From ‘Lives’ to ‘Modern Love’: Writing Personal Essays With Help From The New York Times Though this was written before we conceived of this contest, it suggests several ways to inspire students’ personal writing, with advice on everything from avoiding “zombie nouns” to writing “dangerous” college essays.• A related teaching idea from a reader Using the Modern Love Podcast to Teach Narrative Writing_________Related Contest: Our Second Annual Show Us Your Generation Photo Contestwinners of our 2018 contest." class="css-1m50asq" src="https://static01com/images/2018/10/24/learning/Eleanor KLN-2/Eleanor KLN-article Large.jpg?
(Our submission form uses a word counter, so be sure to use only a single space between words and after punctuation, otherwise the tool might count extra spaces as additional words.)4.
For inspiration, you can look at any entry in The Times Magazine’s long-running Lives column, as well as at our new Mentor Text series that suggests ways to practice with the elements of a good narrative essay.
Like that feature, which ran from 1996 to 2017, and included essays on everything from eating ramen to experiencing an emergency plane landing to wearing a monkey suit to work, we’re looking for “short, powerful stories about meaningful life experiences.” We want to hear story, told in your unique voice.
Beyond a caution to write no more than 600 words, our rules are fairly open-ended.
In fact, over the years there have been columns dedicated to personal narratives on themes from love and family to life on campus, how we relate to animals, living with disabilities and navigating anxiety.
For this new contest, our main inspiration is the long-running New York Times Magazine Lives column.